Addition Techniques

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Professor Perez teaches us some techniques for doing addition problems. He shows us different ways people add numbers on a number line and emphasizes that we can add numbers in any order we want if they are all being added together. He encourages the development of kung fu math techniques to solve problems quickly and efficiently. Through various examples, he demonstrates how to add multiple numbers together by breaking them down into smaller groups and adding them in different orders.

Lesson Description:

Techniques for doing addition problems.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • What are some different techniques for adding numbers using a number line?
  • How do you add numbers on a number line?
  • How do you add a bunch of numbers without a calculator?
  • What is a different technique for adding two-digit numbers?
  • What are kung-fu techniques for addition?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video explains different approaches for adding numbers using a number line. The commutative property is used again. Sometimes it is easier to add numbers that add to 10 first. The instructor calls this “kung fu” math. This is a very useful video for learning how to do mental addition.